Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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I have so much to be thankful for, even though this year has been probably the hardest ever, for us.

I do try to wrap my brain around what it actually means to be thankful.

Gratitude is a noun.  It describes the state of feeling appreciative for a kindness which has been granted or given, and (very often) of wanting to give something in return. There’s no verb form of gratitude.  The act of showing it (adjective = to be grateful)—or, in other words, the verb meaning ”to show gratitude”—is to thank.

There is a little church in my area that has a saying outside on their sign that says,

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

I read it every time we go past trying to grasp what that would look like living it out. In this day an age, people are always wanting more, wanting new, wanting the NEXT best thing. Its hard not to get sucked into that frame of mind. And trying to teach little minds that when you yourself is trying to learn makes it a tad bit more challenging.

Anyways, I am grateful for everything that has been given to me.

I cooked this year and it was probably one of my best Thanksgiving dinners to-date! I don’t get to cook Thanksgiving dinner often because I have family on both sides that beg for our company every year. This year was simply SO good, fun filled, peaceful (no joke), headache filled (yes- I said that), I can just tell that memories were made with my kids that they won’t forget.

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we did so much in such short little time. We put up our Christmas decorations which proved to be MORE challenging than previous years. My daughter has been a little ball of independent terror tornado and it comes in the form of climbing on things to get what she wants, climbing OUT of things **ahem** her crib, and drawing on things that don’t include paper. I don’t know what I’m going to do with her. that’s for another post, I guess.

Jonathan took Geno out scouting for opening day on Monday. that’s exciting! Geno isn’t ready to go riffle hunting yet, but he gets to spend time with his dad and time is a precious thing right now in our busy lives. I am SO grateful that Geno still have a few more days off of school to enjoy some more of this wonderful holiday break.

I have loads more pictures to upload, but I’ll save them for later. For now I’ll leave you with this one.

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